Financial Management for Public Organizations

Workshop Description

Saturdays | 9AM-5PM

May 12th

May 26th

June 9th

June 23rd

July 21st

August 4th

This Public Administration Course teaches the principles of Public Financial Accounting and is designed to follow the Association of Government Accountant’s (AGA) Certified Government Financial Manager® (CGFM®) exam structure which focuses on three modules; Governmental Environment; Governmental Accounting, Financial Reporting and Budgeting; and Governmental Financial Management and Control. Students taking this course are REQUIRED to use AGA’s CGFM study guide materials (which will be purchased by the university) and take all three CGFM exams. Students taking this course MUST pass all three CGFM exams to obtain an “A” in the course. The course, if passed, provides 45 high-quality continuing professional education (CPE) hours.


By the end of the course, you should have a strong working knowledge of:

  • Organization, Structure and Authority of Government
  • Legally-Based Implications of the Government Financial Environment
  • Demonstrate an Understanding of the Government Management System (Cycle)
  • Governmental Financial Accounting, Reporting and Budgeting
  • Demonstrate an Understanding of Federal, State and Local Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Financial Management Functions
  • Demonstrate an Understanding of Financial and Managerial Analysis Techniques
  • Internal Control
  • Demonstrate an Understanding of Performance Measurement/Metrics/Service Efforts
  • Auditing

Facilitator Biography

Alfredo Riverol

Alfredo Riverol holds two Master Degrees from Florida International University; Master of Public Administration and a Master of Science in Taxation. Mr. Riverol is a Certified Public Accountant and licensed in the State of Florida. His other credentials include Certified Forensic Accountant (Cr.FA), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), and Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

Mr. Riverol was selected as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) 2013 Outstanding CPA in Government Impact Award Winner for Local Level of Government for 2013. The National Outstanding CPA in Government Impact Award recognizes the impact of significant contributions of the CPA to the efficiency, effectiveness or innovative service delivery of their respective local, state, or federal employer organization.

Additionally, Alfredo was nominated and selected as the National 2016 Distinguished Local Government Leadership Award recipient by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA). The award recognizes the outstanding leadership of individuals in local government that led to improved financial management practices, policies, systems or operations and consistently exhibited the highest personal and professional standards.

Furthermore, in 2013, Mr. Riverol was featured in the South Florida Business Journal as one of the best and brightest young professionals under the age of 40 for his professional success and community involvement.

Currently, Alfredo Riverol is an appointed member of the AICPA’s Government Performance and Accountability Committee (GPAC). One of the Committee’s main objectives is to promote greater government accountability and the integrity of government operations, information, and information systems.

Mr. Riverol is an adjunct professor at Florida International University specializing in Public Budgeting and Finance. In addition to his teaching activities, Alfredo at times is requested, nationally, to speak on the topic of Finances in Public Administration. In 2010, Mr. Riverol was selected as the Chief Financial Officer at the City of South Miami, a position in which he continues to serve. Alfredo is an active member and participant to multiple organizations; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Government Finance Officers Association, Florida Government Finance Officers Association, S. FL Govt. Finance Officers and City Clerks Association, Association of Government Accountants, and American College of Forensic Examiners Institute.


Cost: $1500 (includes course materials and CGFM practice exams)

Registration instructions: Please check “Financial Management for Public Organizations” on the Registration Information page and then “Financial Management for Public Organizations Workshop” on the Program Charges page.

• Only individuals accepted by AGA as current CGFM candidates are eligible to take the CGFM exams

• The CGFM application fee is not included in the cost of the course

More information on the CGFM program can be found here: